Thousands of people are expected in Pietermaritzburg for the Royal Show this weekend.
Although the weather started off chilly with a bit of rain on Friday, it did not stop people from gathering at the Royal Show grounds after missing it for two years due to Covid-19 regulations.
Exhibitors and visitors who have been attending the Royal Show for years said they were very excited to return this year. On Friday, hundreds of people including schools from Richards Bay and Greytown were at the Royal Show.
Pupils from Greytown Secondary School said it was the first time their school had taken them to the Royal Show. Snakhokonke Mchunu (14) said by 12 pm she had been on almost all the rides she was interested in with her friends.
“It’s a good feeling to be outside our town and school and we are hoping to come back next year,” she said.
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Some of the people who had been attending the Royal Show for years said it was a tradition they wanted to pass on to their children and their grandchildren.
One said she was in her early 20s when she first attended and on Friday she had brought her children and grandchildren to enjoy the food and rides.